Today’s camera history lesson: A rare jewel of a camera. The Jaeger LeCoultre Compass Camera. Made by the greatly respected watchmaker of the same name. It was made in the late 1930’s for Compass Cameras Ltd., of London. Using 24x36mm plates, it has a ground glass screen, two viewfinders and a 35mm 3.5 Kern anastigmat lens. It is a beautifully made camera, and a pleasure to handle. The watch geeks camera.
Jay Z, photographed courtside at Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which is currently being played at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Hov has ties to both teams—Roc Nation Sports client Kevin Durant is playing for the Golden State Warriors, and his lil’ brother LeBron James is suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hov is wearing a Ermenegildo Zegna pinstripe sweater, a pair of crispy Nike “Air Force 1” sneakers and a Jaeger-LeCoultre “Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931” timepiece ($19,000). Limited to just 100 pieces, the rose gold piece adopted the face of the brand’s 1931 model to help commemorate the 80th anniversary of the original’s introduction.